Old Gaol Museum, Buckingham
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
There are displays of rural life in the area, and a special room set aside for an exhibition of the life and times of Flora Thompson, author of A Lark Rise to Candleford. Thompson's work portrayed in exquisite detail her youth growing up the rural society of late Victorian Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. On display are dioramas depicting the author writing, and as a child in the poor hamlet of Juniper Hill (the Lark Rise made famous in her book).
We found the museum very friendly and informal; a very relaxed and enjoyable way to learn about Buckingham and the area. And they were very helpful in pointing us to other things to see in the town.
About Old Gaol
Address: Market Hill, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England, MK18 1JX
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: in the town centre. Parking in the Waitrose car park in Cornwalls Meadow.
Website: Old Gaol
Phone: 01280 823 020
OS: SP696 341
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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